A different 90's Brown: MAC Bowl Me Over Lipstick

mac cosmetics bowl me over retro matte lipstick review swatches nc30
Here's another review brought to you thanks to my housemate, yay! Sharing is caring. This is a really beautiful red-brown lipstick that she picked up at a MAC Cosmetics counter. I think you will really like this. It's a nice change of pace from the mass of beige/brown 90's nudes that are constantly getting talked about. Bowl Me Over is deeper in color and has a brick red undertone. It definitely reminds me a lot of the lipsticks I would find in my mom's and my friend's mom's makeup bags. 


mac cosmetics bowl me over retro matte lipstick review swatches nc30
mac cosmetics bowl me over retro matte lipstick review swatches nc30

Bowl Me Over is listed as a Retro Matte finish. The famous Ruby Woo is also a retro matte. Several people have complaints about this formula, myself included, because of how dry and chalky it is. It's hard to apply and you have to tug on your lips to get proper color payoff. Thankfully, Bowl Me Over is not like your regular retro mattes from MAC. It feels much more like a cream finish. It's soft, easy to apply, and does not have the flat look of retro mattes or liquid lipsticks (see the lip swatch). 

mac cosmetics bowl me over retro matte lipstick review swatches nc30

I love this color, it has a great formula, and I recommend it to anyone who is looking to expand their neutral lipstick collection. It's a saturated brown-red that works just as well for daytime and nighttime makeup. I also really like how it looked with this hair color.


Have you found any new favorite lip colors from MAC? Share them!

xx Coco

13 comments

  1. Oh the lipstick looks beautiful on you! I have a few brown-red lipsticks I adore, like MAC Antique Velvet but it's much more brown than red. Bowl Over Me looks like the perfect mix though <3

    xx BASH   ||   HEY BASH

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    1. Thank you! Thanks for the rec, I will check out Antique Velvet x

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  2. This is such a gorgeous shade !

    Sara
    www.thecrimeofashion.com

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  3. Oh my goodness I need that lipstick in my life asap! Looks so pretty :)

    ♥ Jasmin N | Little Things With Jassy

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  4. Ooh this is a great colour - it's a similar colour family to MAC Chili or Brick-o-la but deeper. I know this is completely at the other end of the scale, but I recently discovered how much I love Girl About Town!

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    1. I put Girl About Town on my wishlist way back when I first started reading makeup blogs! I ended up getting Impassioned instead because it's similar but warmer. I still love that color though x

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  5. You're right, it actually looks much more creamy than regular dry-chalk Retro Matte. However, they seemed to improve formula every once in a while (thank god) and the shade looks amazing on you. You could easily pull it off any time of the day.

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  6. Oh my goodness, that is such a stunning shade!!

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  7. I really, really love this shade and it is so beautiful with your complexion and hair colour! I might have to use my back 2 MAC empties for this! x

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